The Stollenberg legacy - Brian Callison



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The Stollenberg legacy
Brian Callison
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An entertaining tale of detection and maritime adventure in an action-packed mystery surrounding Nazi war treasure from the acclaimed author of A Flock of Ships and Ferry Down.

The myth of the Stollenberg convoy was one of the most enduring of World War II. As the Third Reich began to crumble, orders were sent out from Berlin to find hiding places for the countless treasures that had been looted from all over Europe. According to the myth, the most precious item was entrusted to an SS officer, Manfred Stollenberg, but before it reached its destination it mysteriously disappeared. Ever since, rumours of the treasure's existence have fascinated military historians and treasure hunters alike.

Merchant sailor Michael Kyle first learns about the story from his historian flatmate Dr David McDonald, who was obsessed with the case. When Kyle returns from a spell at sea only for McDonald to die in an unusual accident, he refuses to believe the official explanation. The more he looks into the recent out-of-character activities of his old friend, the more convinced he becomes that there is a connection with the Stollenberg myth - and that his own life is in grave danger.

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Brian Callison was born in Manchester in 1934. He entered the merchant navy as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line in 1950, later he studied at Dundee College of Art before entering commerce. Since the publication of his now classic A Flock of Ships in 1970, Brian Callison has received international acclaim for his authentic, action-packed tales of maritime adventure such as The Auriga Madness, The Sextant, The Bone Collectors, The Trojan Hearse and the Trapp series.

'There can be no better adventure writer in the country.'
Alistair MacLean

'Outrageously alive. his action scenes thunder along.'
Dick Francis

'One of the best writers of modern sea stories.'
Daily Telegraph

'No mistake: Callison can grip you. he whirls the exciting action forward with a masterly touch.'
Wall Street Journal

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